Response and recovery grants to assist community organisations during COVID-19

Status: Ongoing

Region: Australia wide

Amount: Up to $100,000

Details:

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Community organisations play a vital role in ensuring vulnerable consumers can access information, support and direct assistance to navigate the financial and economic impacts of COVID-19.

The ongoing effects of the recent Australian drought, bushfires and floods are compounded by the current pandemic crisis. This means many consumer organisations are stretched as they respond to increasingly complex and urgent community needs.

Ecstra supports community organisations assisting Australians on a range of financial issues including debt and credit stress, job losses, small business sustainability, navigating the social security system, early access to super, essential utilities and services, scams, financial abuse, payday lending, banking, insurance, legal and tenancy issues.

The Ecstra Response and Recovery Grants focus on practical support to ensure frontline community organisations can:

  • continue to respond to the immediate crisis, to deliver vital services and support to Australian communities facing financial issues

  • support staff working remotely or in different environments

  • adapt services to meet the needs of vulnerable consumers in the absence of face-to-face or direct service delivery, and

  • build infrastructure and organisational capacity to address the long term social and economic recovery period that will follow the COVID-19 crisis.

For more information: https://www.ecstra.org.au/response-and-recovery-grants